Susan P. Gooch

Bridal Alterations Specialist

Bridal alterations, bridal party & formal wear.
Transform or customize by adding sleeves or illusion necklines.
Susan has over 20 years of experience!




Wedding Gown Fitting Preparation

Finding the perfect dress for your wedding day is one of the most exciting parts of planning your special day. You will need to schedule at least two fittings to ensure every detail is perfect. And usually, most brides may need three fittings to get best gown ever.

The First Fitting

6-8 weeks before the wedding day.

The Second Fitting

4 weeks before the wedding day. The second fitting should ensure you that all your concerns from the first fitting have been altered.

The Final Fitting

Schedule as close to your wedding day as possible. Your final wedding dress fitting is with the people who will be helping you get into your dress on your wedding day. This is the time to make sure everyone knows how to properly fasten everything from corsets to bustles.

What Should You Bring for Wedding Dress Fitting?

Undergarments: The lingerie you wear on your wedding day can enhance the look of your dress. This includes the undergarments and shapewear you are considering.

Shoes: The height of the heel on the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day will have an effect on whether you need the dress hemmed.

What to Expect:

Fittings can span over a few months and will typically require more than one appointment. The first fitting will be when the first set of alteration will be measured, a second fitting will be necessary to see if the first alteration is perfect and this may require additional smaller tweaks that will require another fitting. Three fittings are typically the average number that brides will need.

Customer Reviews

I truly appreciate how hard you worked to make my dress beautiful! You have been consistently positive, supportive, and professional! Your kindness and expertise made my experience [...] wonderful!

— Ashley

Thank you so very much for your help with my dress alterations! I greatly appreciated your patience, flexibility, and competence. You definitely helped make my wedding day.

— Amy

Thank you for all of your help with my wedding dress. [...] You made things so much easier during an overwhelming time.

— Rachel & Frank

Thank you so much for your beautiful and wonderful skills in alterations. You made me fall in love with the dress for the first time. You made it so beautiful and actually made me cry for he first time for this dress, as you helped me feel so beautiful. Because of you, I gained confidence after losing the weight. You made me feel not only like a bride but a proud and confident woman.

You made the impossible happen and for that, I can’t thank you enough. [...] Thank you for all that you do, and thank you for being you.

— Ashton

Thank you so much for making my ‘dress’ experience [...] so perfect!

— Jenn & Teresa

Thank you so much for all your help. You turned a potential disaster into perfection. Thank you for your patience and ideas. You truly are great at what you do!

— Sara

Thank you so much for taking care of my dress. You are truly an expert!

— Merissa

Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job with my wedding gown. You helped make this process easier and enjoyable.

Thank you for being so accommodating.

— Laura

Thank you so much for making my dream dress come true. You are truly amazing.

— Dana

Thank you for helping us have the best day of our lives. My dress was perfect! I have never felt so beautiful. Susan you did an amazing job on my dress. Thank you so much!

— Lori

Susan you are incredibly gifted at what you do! All our worries for dress alterations (being in a bridal party and wheelchairs), were gone the moment you took on the project! Not only were you accommodating, but you went above and beyond to have our specific needs met. Thank you so much for helping us look amazing!

— Jessica & Lianna

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Bridal alterations, bridal party & formal wear. Transform or customize by adding sleeves or illusion necklines.

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Susan has been a bridal alterations specialist for over 20 years. The last 3 years she has been the Alterations Manager in a major bridal store in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Phone Number: 289 308 7359

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